I was hoping to establish a new world land speed record with my Subaru station wagon by driving 800 mph (1290 kph) on the Bonneville Speedway, but heavy rain flooded the salt flats. Even the World Finals event (an actual competition) was cancelled. To compensate for this disappointment I waded with defiance into the Bonneville Speedway "lake." This baptism was my only venture onto the salt flats. My speed support team went home, unpaid.
To the right, in the distance, is a low pinkish mountain called Floating Island.
My photographic assistant, Joe Tripod, was content to remain on the access road for this photo.